Finding Your Ruby Slippers: Transformative Life Lessons from the Therapist's Couch

Finding Your Ruby Slippers: Transformative Life Lessons from the Therapist's Couch

by Lisa Ferentz


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Trust your own instincts and find happiness, contentment, success and self-worth Overcome everyday obstacles, boost confidence, and end self-critical thoughts with simple life lessons from internationally recognized psychotherapist Lisa Ferentz. With more than 30 years of clinical experience, Lisa blends clinically proven approaches and journaling to help you look inside yourself for tools to embrace change, take healthy risks, and increase self-compassion to nurture your personal and professional growth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683730422
Publisher: PESI Publishing & Media
Publication date: 01/01/2017
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 787,617
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Acknowledgements xii

Introduction xv

Part I Overcoming Obstacles 1

Understanding the Difference Between Then and Now Can Set You Free 3

There's No Such Thing as You Made Your Bed Now Lie in It 9

Asking for Help is a Sign of Strength, Not Weakness 15

Banging Your Head against a Brick Wall Never Moves the Wall-It Just Gives You a Concussion 21

If Something Doesn't Work, Don't Do it More, and Harder 27

You Cant Give Up An Unhealthy Behavior Until You Have Something to Replace it With 33

Part II Relationships 41

You Don't Need Validation, Cooperation, or Apologies from Someone Else in Order to Heal 43

Don't Downplay Your Accomplishments by Comparing Them to the Successes of Others 51

Stop Worrying about What Other People Think of You-They're Too Busy Worrying about What Everyone Thinks of Them! 57

No One Can Make You Feel Anything-What You Feel Is Your Choice 63

You Can Only Help Others When You Take Care of Yourself 69

Don't Invalidate Your Pain by Comparing It to the Experiences of Others 75

Part III Being in The Present 81

Do Less, Feel More 83

Live in the Present Moment 89

Celebrate When You Choose to Do What You're Supposed to Do 95

Listen to the Uh-Oh Feeling in Your Stomach 101

Make Decisions from What Is Rather Than What Was or What Could Be 109

Live Every Day from a Place of Gratitude 115

Part IV Growth and Change 123

Stop Apologizing and Start Changing Your Behavior 125

Put Your Energy Into Things You Can Truly Change 131

Act As If and It Will Become a Reality 137

Change Rarely Happens When You're Comfortable 143

Wake Up Loving Yourself and Notice What's Different in Your Life 149

Be Afraid, Do It Anyway 155

Part V Self-Compassion 161

It Makes Sense Given Where You've Come From 163

There's Nothing More Powerful than the Way You Talk to Yourself about Yourself 169

What Matters Most Is the Meaning You Attach to Experiences 175

Celebrate Your Successes-Stop Obsessing about Your Failures 181

You Can't Cut Off Your Left Arm and Still Be Whole 187

You've Been Wearing the Ruby Slippers All Along 193

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